DHL Hub Facility
Cincinnati, Ohio
742,000 sq. ft.
Aircraft Ramp: 62 positions

Completed 07/2003


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The new DHL Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will serve as the transfer point for all shipments between the U.S. and Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America. As the largest hub in the DHL Worldwide Express global network, the facility, when fully developed, will accommodate 625 aircraft and throughput a capacity of more than 2.5 million pounds of material each evening. At peak times, each hour more than 50,000 letters, packages and freight, shipments will be unloaded, sorted and reloaded aboard aircraft for express delivery to their final destinations.

Airis Holdings, LLC was selected as the developer for the project and will hold the 40 year ground lease with the Kenton County Airport Board. Initial site preparation work began in Spring of 1999. DHL expects to begin operations in the new facility in the summer of 2003. DHL currently employs 1,100 personnel at the existing hub facility and estimates that more than 800 new jobs will be created over the first 10 years of operation of the new hub.

DHL Worldwide Express is the world's largest and most experienced international air express network, linking more than 635,000 cities in more than 220 countries. DHL Worldwide Express is composed of DHL Airways, Inc., which serves all locations in the U.S. and its territories; DHL International, Ltd., and its agents and affiliated companies, which serve all locations outside the U.S. and its territories.

Project Details:  
Aircraft Ramp: 62 Positions (130 Football Fields)
Office/Truck Dock Building: 120,000 sq. ft.
Sortation Facility: 550,000 sq. ft.
GSE Facility: 72,000 sq. ft.
Generator/Emergency Power Facility: 1,500 sq. ft.

 


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